We think the older crystals have much sheen to them. Perhaps we're dazzled by their age. We think they really are nicer.
These baguettes are great for blinging up a cell phone case or adding to an ofrenda or other shrine. Of course, you'll find them great for their original intended use: jewelry as well.
These are foil backed to add to their dazzle. We've not tried to remove the backing, but you might choose to do so, but please be careful when you do so: we're not sure what effect that might have on the look.
These can be sewn or, more easily, glued on to your project. We are showing several so that you might see the front and back. You may be able to remove the gold backing, but we have not tried to do this. They are flat backed for easy gluing.